Tennis team drops two
The Buccaneer boys tennis team suffered their second loss of the season when they lost a close match against Austin last Tuesday night.
BEA lost a close one 4-3 on their home court.
The Bucs three wins came from three of their four singles players.
Aaron Wilhelmi, at No. 2 singles, downed Austin’s Pat Wagner 6-1, 6-2. His brother, Wade Wilhelmi, won at No. 3 singles by an almost identical score, defeating Andrew Heichley 6-2, 6-1.
Colan Surratt rounded out the Bucs scoring with a hard-fought 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 win at No. 4 singles over Bob Sherman.
Riley Holmseth lost his No. 1 singles match 6-3, 6-3, to Josh Detwiler.
The Bucs doubles team struggled against the Austin lineup.
At No. 1 doubles, Alex Cleppe and Hans Kittleson fell to Bob Astrup and Jacob Brehmer, 6-2, 6-0.
Hunter Myers and Eric Purvis teamed up at No. 2 doubles and lost to Peter Lindahl and Matt Zastoupil by scores of 6-0, 6-1.
The No. 3 doubles team of Daniel Eckhardt and Brett Duit lost by the same score, 6-0, 6-1, to Ryan Rasell and Joe Urlick.
The loss dropped the Bucs season record to 1-2.
This week the BEA netters travel to Gustavus Adolphus College on Friday to take on Holy Family. On Saturday they will travel to Mankato West.
A match which had been set for last Monday was postponed to a later date due to weather.
Owatonna 7, BEA 0
The Bucs got blanked in their second match of the season, facing a strong Owatonna team on Friday, April 9.
The Bucs lost 7-0.
Riley Holmseth lost 6-0, 6-0 to Eric Zishka at No. 1 singles. Aaron Wilhelmi had one of the closest matches of the day, falling 6-2, 6-4 to Daniel Borgertpoepping at No. 2 singles.
At No. 3 singles, Colan Surratt lost 6-1, 6-2 to Joe Dingmann, while Eric Purvis lost 6-0, 6-3 to Alex Appel at No. 4 singles.
Wade Wilhelmi teamed up with Hans Kittleson at No. 1 doubles and the two Bucs lost 6-4, 6-0 to Ty Haley and Ryan Wachowiaic.
At No. 2 doubles, Alex Cleppe and Hunter Myers lost to Igor Wicherek and Matt VanOmmeren, 6-1, 6-2. And at No. 3 doubles, Daniel Eckhardt and Brett Duit fell to Gavin Glynn and Sean Grubish, 6-2, 6-0.